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March 29, 1943: Vierling Kersey, superintendent of schools, left, and Roy J. Becker, Board of Education president, demonstrate old and new methods of saluting Old Glory. The new hand-over-heart method goes in effect in schools on Army Day. On Dec. 22, 1942, Congress amended the flag code to replace the salute with the hand-over-heart method. The previous salute started with the hand outstretched toward the flag, palm down, and ended with palm up, but it was too similar to salutes used by U.S.
"1943" Same year My Parents were married in New York, My Father was in the Army and my Mother accompanied him there from Louisville,KY
“'I’ll hate it everywhere if I’m not in this war! Why do you think I kept saying there wasn’t any war all winter? I was going to keep on saying it until two seconds after I got a letter from ... some place saying, ‘Yes, you can enlist with us.’ A look of pleased achievement flickered over his face momentarily, as though he had really gotten such a letter. 'Then there would have been a war'"(Knowles 103). It's too bad we never got to fight in the war together Finny-I know how much you wanted to.
Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.
How Bright Our Flag Against The Sky Atop Its Flagpole Straight and High! How Bright The Red, The White The Blue, With What They Stand For Shining Through More Meaningful As Years Go By How Bright, How Bright The Flag We Fly. - By James Kuehn age 9 years.